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About Development Control


Development ranges from large redevelopment schemes to housing developments and residential extension. A planning application is generally necessary if you are intending to make a physical change to your home or other building.

Please use the links below to gain further knowledge on the planning process and procedure. 

Contact Information For Development Services

Executive Head
Darren Richards, Executive Head of Planning and Transportation

Service Manager
Karen Fossett, Head of Development Control

Environment and Leisure
24 Denmark Road

Tel: 020 8770 5070

Locally Listed Buildings (Non-Statutory)

8 to 10 Cornwall Rd These are buildings or structures which are of local architectural or historic interest

Monitoring of Planning Permissions

The Council has to monitor all residential and major non-residential planning permissions.

Areas of Special Local Character

Currently there are 18 older parts of the Borough that have been designated as Areas of Special Local Character (15 designated in the UDP and 3 subsequent designations) due to their high quality townscape, architecture and landscape.

Building Control

The Building Control Service ensures that building work in Sutton meets the minimum legal standards required by the Building Regulations.